blowhard

noun blow·hard \ -ˌhärd \
|Updated on: 14 Jun 2018
plural blowhards
: an arrogantly and pompously boastful or opinionated person : braggart, windbag
  • … was trapped in a hellish marriage to … a struttingly insensitive macho blowhard.
  • —Owen Gleiberman
  • But he was seen by many in Congress as a blowhard, given to long-winded talks bristling with allusions to the Bible, ancient history, and the Constitution.
  • —Thomas E. Ricks

Examples of blowhard in a Sentence

  1. a politician who is the stereotypical backslapping blowhard

  2. a blowhard who always had to act like she was better than anyone else

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First Known Use of blowhard

1848

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BLOWHARD Defined for English Language Learners

blowhard

  • : a person who talks too much and who has strong opinions that other people dislike



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